News | December 12, 2012

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New Directional Power Detector Family

Source: MACOM

New Line of Directional Power Detectors in Small 1.5 x 1.2 mm Plastic Packages  

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today a new line of Small Package Directional Detectors for power monitoring in Point-to-point radios, Aerospace and Defense systems, Radar, IMS, VSAT, and Electronic Warfare applications.

The Small Package Detectors are housed in a miniature, surface mount 1.5 x 1.2 mm lead-less plastic package. They require a small bias current of less than 0.5 mA for proper performance. The package, though small, can be handled and placed with standard pick and place assembly equipment. The detectors are fabricated on a well established GaAs process featuring full passivation for performance and reliability.

“With integrated low loss directional couplers and built-in temperature compensation circuits, these detectors provide an easy way to monitor the power of a signal travelling in a specific direction along a transmission line” said Tom Galluccio, Product Manager.

The table below outlines typical part number performance:

Parameters

Units

MACP-010561

MACP-010562

MACP-010563

Frequency

GHz

2 - 6

6 - 18

10 - 30

Insertion Loss

dB

0.25

0.30

0.50

Directivity

dB

16

19

16

Input Return Loss

dB

23

18

16

Output Return Loss

dB

24

20

17.5

DC Offset

mV

100

100

100

Bias Current

V

0.3

0.3

0.3

 

Production quantities and samples of M/A-COM Tech’s Small Package Detectors are available from stock. Final datasheets and additional product information can be obtained from the M/A-COM Tech’s website at: www.macomtech.com

About M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions (www.macomtech.com) is a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions for use in radio frequency

SOURCE: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc.